Concentrated Evil - FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
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3.53/5 rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Aroma: Complex fruity esters reminiscent of cherries, strawberries and raisins. Soft spicy phenols. Low to low alcohols. moderate sweet malty aroma; caramel and raisins. No diacetyl and no hops.
Appearance: Deep copper with excellent clarity, Thin smear of tan foam that reduces to a collar immediately, low head retention.
Flavor: Complex fruity and malt balanced; raisins jump out first followed by prunes, a touch of caramel, and a slight toasty graininess. Low spicy phenols. Low and subtly refreshing tartness. Overall quite sweet but finishes reasonably clean with a little lingering sweetness and hop bitterness. Low hop bitterness balances a portion of this malt and ester forward beer. Alcohol balances a portion of the sweetness.No diacetyl. Unexpected low metallic flavor.
Mouthfeel: Medium full bodied with medium carbonation. Medium low alcohol warmth, not hot. Unexpected subtle grainy astringency in the background of the finish. Overall reasonably smooth for such a strong beer.
Overall Impression: Fairly drinkable beer though I find this style in general to not be a style I go to when I want to drink. Wonderfully complex and fruity. Apart from the metallic flavor and the graininess I was very pleased with the beer. It is deceptively strong, I do not think the version i have is 11%, I think it was 9% actually.
Serving type: bottle
04-01-2010 02:35:22 | More by matiasek
3.25/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
On tap at City Beer on FiftyFifty day.
Pours cloudy amber-brown with a foamy off-white head that lasts.
Smells decent, with bourbon, caramel, vanilla, and honey noticeable.
Flavor is similar to the aroma - bourbon and vanilla stand out, and there are slight fruity/citrusy and spicy notes. A touch boozy.
Medium body with carbonation a little too high, and some booziness, which is to be expected for this high of ABV I guess.
Drinkability is not too high. Not sure exactly what they were going for with this one, but it definitely fell a bit short for me.
Serving type: on-tap
01-25-2010 08:02:41 | More by nickd717
2.73/5 rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2
On tap at the brewpub. Super dark brown with a creamy beige head. Aroma of licorice a sweet dried fruit. The flavor is sweet and alcoholic with strong licorice and herbal spice. Full bodied and a little sticky. This is just a weird beer. Super herbal and licorice flavored. When I saw this on the menu I got pretty psyched, but just couldn't get into it. Some more subtlety, and I could see this being a nice strong dark ale, but its just too much.
Serving type: on-tap
11-17-2009 22:43:58 | More by bulletrain76
Concentrated Evil from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
76 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.